Apparently the Gov't is trying to get those at the bottom of the social ladder to climb up by investing in the schools. No link found (yet) on the BBC News site. This is apparently caused by concern that todays children are less likely to 'better' (ie have better paid jobs) their parents. Is it me or are those at the bottom of the ladder less likely because they come from a benefits culture and will never better themselves while the nanny state panders to their every 'need' (mobiles, plasma telly, sky telly, fags and cider). Should they continue to try to help those that will do nothing to help themselves or should they target instead those near the bottom of the ladder but who have the will and capacity to become 'useful' citizens. What is the measure of success on this? Where is the research to justify this expenditure? Can we see the investment appraisal? I stand by for comments!!